Microsoft Windows Desktop Search is the fastest way to search your computer for many types of files, including documents, photos, videos, and music. Windows Desktop Search also searches Microsoft Office Outlook or Microsoft Outlook Express items, such as e-mail messages, contacts, and appointments.
After you install Windows Desktop Search, the Windows Search Companion is replaced with Windows Desktop Search. The Deskbar search box appears on the Windows taskbar next to the notification area.
- To start a search, type your search words in the Deskbar search box.
To search your desktop, press ENTER.
To search the Web, click Search Web.
By default, the Deskbar will search your desktop. You can have the Deskbar search the Web by default by changing your Deskbar options.